John Hurt

1940 - 2017

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Sir John Vincent Hurt (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose career spanned more than 50 years. Hurt came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons (1966) and gained BAFTA Award nominations for his portrayals of Timothy Evans in 10 Rillington Place (1971) and Quentin Crisp in television film The Naked Civil Servant (1975) – winning his first BAFTA for the latter. He played Caligula in the BBC TV series I, Claudius (1976). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hurt has received more than 8,403,083 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). John Hurt is the 184th most popular actor (down from 172nd in 2019), the 289th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 286th in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, John Hurt ranks 184 out of 10,030. Before him are Gary Oldman, Vanessa Redgrave, Jerry Lewis, Jane Birkin, Angelina Jolie, and Timothy Dalton. After him are Anthony Perkins, Gérard Philipe, Irene Papas, Salman Khan, Simone Signoret, and Montgomery Clift.

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Among people born in 1940, John Hurt ranks 25Before him are Gao Xingjian, Michel Temer, J. M. Coetzee, Brian De Palma, Joachim Gauck, and Martin Sheen. After him are Zodiac Killer, Patrick Stewart, Peter Fonda, James Caan, Terry Gilliam, and Joseph Brodsky. Among people deceased in 2017, John Hurt ranks 15Before him are Salvatore Riina, Michael I of Romania, Hugh Hefner, Jeanne Moreau, Jalal Talabani, and Jerry Lewis. After him are Manuel Noriega, Raymond Kopa, Glen Campbell, Zbigniew Brzezinski, George A. Romero, and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Hurt ranks 289 out of 6,924. Before him are Roger Taylor (1949), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), John Deacon (1951), Jane Birkin (1946), Timothy Dalton (1946), and Harold Macmillan (1894). After him are Brian Jones (1942), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), David Lloyd George (1863), Beatrix Potter (1866), Mary of Teck (1867), and Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, John Hurt ranks 30Before him are Ian Holm (1931), David Suchet (1946), Gary Oldman (1958), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Jane Birkin (1946), and Timothy Dalton (1946). After him are Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Patrick Stewart (1940), Jeremy Irons (1948), Angela Lansbury (1925), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), and Malcolm McDowell (1943).

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